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Lebanon women's national football team

The Lebanon women's national football team is the official women's national football team of the country of Lebanon. The team was established in 2005, is controlled by the Lebanon Football Association, the governing body for football in Lebanon. Whilst the team has yet to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup, or the AFC Women's Asian Cup, they have finished in third place at the 2007 and 2019 editions of the WAFF Women's Championship. Lebanon played their first match in 2006 against Algeria in a 12–0 defeat at the Arab Women's Championship. However, their first qualification campaign took place eight years on the occasion of the 2014 Women's Asian Cup. While Lebanon failed to qualify for the final tournament, they won 12–1 against Kuwait on 9 June 2013 in their biggest win to date. Colloquially called "the Lady Cedars", their home kit is predominately red and their away kit white, in reference to their national flag. From 2006 Lebanon's FIFA ranking has been steady, with their best ranking being 92th in December 2009 and their worst being 148th in September 2018.

Known as "the Lady Cedars", the Lebanon women's national team was formed in 2005. Along with Jordan, Iran and Syria, they are one of the earliest women's national teams in the West Asian Football Federation, their first match was a 12–0 defeat against Algeria at the 2006 Arab Women's Championship. They finished in last place after three games without having scored a single goal, their first WAFF Women's Championship campaign was in 2007. In their second WAFF Women's Championship in 2011 they were drawn with Iran and hosts the United Arab Emirates. After losing their first match on 4 October against Iran 8–1, Lebanon won 1–0 thanks to a Ghinwa Saleh goal against Syria. In their final match, against the UAE, Lebanon were knocked out of the competition. Managed first by Vatche Sarkissian and by Farid Nujaim, Lebanon took part in the qualification campaign for the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup; this would be eight years from their inception. They were drawn with Jordan and Kuwait in their group. In their first match, they lost 0–5 against Jordan before being defeated by Uzbekistan 0–4.

Eliminated, Lebanon beat Kuwait 12–1 in a consolatory victory, ending their qualifying campaign with three points. Coached by Wael Gharzeddine, Lebanon competed in the 2019 WAFF Women's Championship, they began their campaign on 7 January with a slim 3–2 defeat to hosts Bahrain. Dima Al Kasti's late consolation goal was not enough for a comeback. In their second match, played two days Lebanon's late goals in each half, the first by Rana Mokdad, the second by Samira Awad, secured a 2–0 win over the UAE. On 11 January, Lebanon suffered a 3–1 defeat to Jordan. After a four-day rest, Lebanon played their final match against Palestine. Three first-half goals, scored by Hanin Tamim, who grabbed her third goal of the tournament, Aya Jurdi and Samira Awad gave Lebanon all three points, finishing in third place; as of 15 January 2019, the complete official match record of the Lebanese women's national team comprises 27 matches: seven wins and 20 losses. During these matches, the team conceded 110 goals.

Lebanon's highest winning margin is 11 goals, achieved against Kuwait in 2013. Below is a chart of Lebanon's FIFA ranking from 2006 to the present. Following a drastic increase of 52 positions, the country went through a steady decline. Win Draw Loss. Caps and player numbers are correct as of 15 January 2019 after the match against Palestine; as of 8 November 2018 List of women's national association football teams Lebanese Women's Football League Lebanese football league system Women's football in Lebanon Football in Lebanon LFA official website FIFA team profile AFC team profile

Israfil Shahverdiyev

Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev was the National Hero of Azerbaijan and warrior during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.. Shahverdiyev was born on 11 June 1952 in Unannovu village of Lachin Rayon of Azerbaijan SSR, he went to Secondary School in Unannovu between 1959 and 1969. From 1971 through 1974, Shahverdiyev served in the Soviet Armed Forces. In 1975, he started to work as a police officer in the Lachin District Department of Internal Affairs. Shahverdiyev had three children; when Armenians attacked the territories of Azerbaijan, Shahverdiyev voluntarily went to the front-line. He captured two Armenian intelligence agents in the Qaladeresi village of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan. Shahverdiyev played an important role in finding the murders of journalist Salatyn Asgerova, killed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. In 1991, a plan was prepared for the release of the village of Qala deresi. In the battle that lasted until the morning, Armenian armed forces had to withdraw, leaving heavy losses.

Shahverdiyev participated in several battles for the villages of Hoçaz Hoçaz. On January 6, 1994, Shahverdiyev participated in the battle for the liberation of the villages of Fuzuli District with his soldiers. Seven days on January 13, 1994, he was killed in a battle while he was trying to rescue his soldiers. Israfil Shahverdi oglu Shahverdiyev was posthumously awarded the title of the "National Hero of Azerbaijan" by Presidential Decree No. 262 dated 15 January 1995.. "Sultan bey" award - 1990. Shahverdiyev was buried at a Martyrs' Lane cemetery in Baku. One of the secondary schools in Lachin District was named after him. Nagorno-Karabakh War List of National Heroes of Azerbaijan "İsrafilin gündəliyindən sətirlər", "Şərq" qəzeti. - 2011. - 29 iyul. - Səh.5. "Laçınlı Milli Qəhrəmanlar: İsrafil Şahverdiyev", "Laçın yurdu" jurnalı, №1, 2011, Bakı, "Elm və təhsil", 2011. Vugar Asgarov. Azərbaycanın Milli Qəhrəmanları. Bakı: "Dərələyəz-M", 2010, səh. 267. "Qəhrəmanlar unudulmur! - İsrafil Şahverdiyev". AZXEBER.

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